Live streaming event: FCC Emergency Alerting Roundtable

By | 2018-05-16T00:40:32+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a public roundtable on May 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm to share best practices identified in its Report and Recommendations to guard against the issuance of false emergency alerts and how to address problems resulting from false emergency alerts.  The National Association of the Deaf is [...]

The Caption Family Announces New Innovative On-Demand Solutions for People with Hearing Loss to be Released This Summer

By | 2018-05-16T00:36:02+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

PRESS RELEASE –  For immediate release CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 8, 2018— Lack of available, quality interpreting services creates communication barriers for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Like everyone else, they need to be able to communicate in a variety of settings - personal and professional - and sometimes that need is immediate or unplanned. ACS - Caption Family can accommodate those needs. Unlike [...]

FCC Sets Deadlines for Comments on Applications for Renewal of Certification of State Relay Programs

By | 2018-05-03T23:54:09+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comments: May 29, 2018 Reply Comments: June 11, 2018 On April 10, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing the deadlines for filing comments on applications for renewal of certification for state telecommunications relay service (TRS) programs for the states of Illinois, Oregon, and Wyoming, the [...]

FCC Seeks Comment about Multimedia Content in WEA Messages

By | 2018-05-03T23:51:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comment Date:  May 29, 2018 Reply Comment Date:  June 11, 2018 On March 28, 2018, the FCC released a Public Notice inviting interested parties to comment on the feasibility of including multimedia content in Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages. Comments may be filed in PS Docket No. 15-91 and 15-94 using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at [...]

FCC Releases Order Suspending VRS Provider Compliance Deadline with RUE Profile

By | 2018-05-03T23:49:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

On April 26, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order suspending for one year, until April 29, 2019, the deadline for video relay service (VRS) provider compliance with the Interoperability Profile for Relay User Equipment (RUE Profile).  The RUE Profile is a technical standard incorporated into the [...]

State Program Spotlights Needed!

By | 2018-04-22T14:49:03+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: News, State Program|

ATTENTION, ALL TEDPA MEMBERS! Do you have something exciting and interesting happening within your state program?  Do you have best practices and tips to share, or do you have solutions for challenges you've overcome in your program? If so, you are invited to write a summary of your program and submit it for future consideration for [...]

FCC Announces Release of MITRE Assessments of IP CTS

By | 2018-04-14T15:29:04+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

On April 11, 2018, the Managing Director and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the release of two summaries prepared by the MITRE Corporation detailing the results of the first two phases of independent testing performed to assess the quality and usability of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service [...]

FCC Announces Three Items Regarding Public Safety

By | 2018-04-14T15:24:18+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

The following are three related announcements regarding public safety issues being addressed by the FCC: April 13, 2018 Workshop on Critical Info During Disasters -  April 13, 2018, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a workshop at the FCC’s headquarters to identify the communication and information needs of government agencies and consumers to enhance disaster preparedness and improve FCC [...]

FCC Invites Public Comment in the Preparation of Biennial Report to Congress (Updated: CORRECTED COMMENTS DUE DATE)

By | 2018-04-14T15:23:15+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

On April 5, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice to invite public comment to help prepare its 2018 biennial report to Congress about: 1.      the level of compliance with accessibility requirements for telecommunications and advanced communications services and equipment, and Internet browsers built into mobile phones; 2.      the extent to [...]